Walter Durham Award for Best Article on Tennessee History

The Tennessee Historical Society presents the Walter T. Durham Award for Best Article in Tennessee History is awarded on an annual basis for the best essay published in the Tennessee Historical Quarterly The award includes a cash prize of $250.

The Walter Durham award was created in 2011 to honor a man who greatly influenced the study of Tennessee history over the last fifty years. He wrote twenty-three monographs and numerous articles on topics ranging from the frontier experience to the complexities of the Civil War to the cultural impact of horse racing in the early 20th century. Until his death earlier this year, he also served as Tennessee State Historian.

Past winners include:

2012 — Susan Abram, Western Carolina University, “‘To Keep Bright the Bonds of Friendship’: The Making of a Cherokee-American Alliance during the Creek War.”

2013 – Bruce Baker, Newcastle College (UK), “The Growth of Towns after the Civil War

and the Casualization of Black Labor, 1865-1880.”

2014 —

2015 —

2016 – To be announced, summer 2017.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”80px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]